Valley Activists Want Lawmakers to Use Emergency Funds for Education, Quality of Life

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Approximately 300 local activists traveled to the state capitol last week to inform law makers of issues in the Rio Grande Valley. With 1,200 rural communities in Hidalgo County, the activists say they hope legislators focus on improving the quality of life in colonias that don’t have street lighting instead and focusing on education instead of the border wall.

The organization also asks officials to remove what they call an excessive amount of state troopers from the highways calling it unnecessary and waste of money. They are also hopeful lawmakers will allow everyone to apply for a driver’s license regardless of immigration status saying that would help make the RGV a safer place.

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